25/07/07 (B405) Shabelle Sh.M. Netwoork / Les troupes Ethiopiennes basées à Mogadiscio capturent deux jeunes gens pour les torturer. Ils brûlent leur maison – Ethiopian troops based in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, seized two young Somalis, beating them and burning their home in Heliwa district, north of the capital on Tuesday.(En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Witnesses told Shabelle that the Ethiopians armed with automatic machineguns and supported by armored vehicles raided the home of the two Somali boys aged between 16 and 18, apprehending them and then going into their bed room and setting it on a blaze.

Fadumo Hersi Guled, the mother of the boys, told Shabelle that she and her husband, the father, were also beaten with the gun-butt. "We do not know what wrong our boys did. The Ethiopians came into our house and they took hold of our children, telling me and my husband to sit down while torturing our kids in front of our eyes," she said.

She said she could not know where her two boys were taken to. "They are students and they were getting prepared to go to school when the Ethiopians raided our home early in the morning," she said, indicating that a number of Somali troops were among the Ethiopian forces who executed the operation.

On July 22, Ethiopian troops have extracted at least five wounded men and their relatives out of a privately owned hospital in Wardhigley neighborhood, south of the capital.

A witness, who only gave his name as Hussein told Shabelle that he was standing near the hospital where he saw a contingent of Ethiopian troops and Somalis entering the hospital.

"They have taken out ten people, five of them showed wounds," he said.

He pointed out that some of the troops stood on guard while others made their way into the hospital.

"I asked one of the Somali soldiers why those people were taken out and he told me that they were among the insurgents that launched a heavy attack on the government troops in Bakara market two nights before," he said.

The Somali interim government gave no comments on both incidents yet.

22/04/07 (B392-A) SH Network : Somalia Premier Says the War in Mogadishu Will Continue. Le Premier Ministre somalien déclare que la guerre va continuer en Somalie. (En anglais – info lecteur)

Aweys
Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu
22, April.07 ( Sh.M.Network) Speaking to a local radio station, Premier Ali
Mohammed Gedi revealed that the war between the Somali government forces backed
by Ethiopian military troops and the Islamic insurgents would continue.

“Until the terrorists are wiped out from Somalia, the fighting will
go on. I want to tell the Somali people and the world that there is no so
called fighting between Hawiye clan and the government. The battle is clearly
between terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda and the government supported by Ethiopian
and AU troops,” he said.

The fighting that has entered the fourth day claimed more than 200 civilians
and wounded nearly 400, according to Mogadishu hospital sources.

The prime minister, who is currently based in the Somali capital Mogadishu,
also called on the civilian population residing in the areas where the fighting
continues to abandon their homes and go somewhere peaceful. “I urge
the Somali living in the insurgent strongholds to leave,” he said.

Despite the prime minister’s remarks, Hawiye clan leader Abdulahi
Sheik Hassan has told Shabelle Sunday that the clan leaders and Bur Madow,
a prominent traditional leader based in the secessionist administration of
Somaliland had tried to broker a ceasefire agreement between the Ethiopian
troops and the insurgents. “We contacted with Addis Ababa administration
and convinced the government leaders to order their troops fighting in Somalia
to cease the fire, and we do hope by today that the ceasefire deal will be
implemented,” he said.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for an immediate end to fighting
in Somalia and talks between rival clans to end 16 years of violence and instability.

“There is an immediate need to secure an end to the fighting, possibly
through a declaration on a cessation of hostilities and a commitment to peace
by the transitional federal government and all – or at least a majority of
– the armed groups and communities in the capital,” Ban said in a report
to the U.N. Security Council.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since clan-based warlords toppled
dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 and then turned on each other, plunging
the poverty-stricken Horn of Africa nation of 10 million into disarray.

30/11/06 (B371) Somalie : après des heures de débat, les Nations Unies repoussent à six mois, la décision de lever l’embargo sur les armes à destination de la Somalie.

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Note de l’ARDHD
Cette mesure était demandée, en particulier, le
GNT. Son Ministre des Affaires étrangères l’avait exprimé
clairement lors de la Conférence de presse qu’il avait donné
le 27 novembre au CAPE à la Maison de la Radio.

Cet embargo qui ne semble plus être
respecté, a-t-il lieu d’être. Il est clair que les Tribunaux
islamiques ont été ravitaillés en armes, mais aussi que
le GNT a trouvé des sources d’approvisionnement.

Alors
pourquoi le maintenir ? A vouloir maintenir une décision qu’elles n’ont
pas la capacité à faire respecter et qui est rejeté par
les parties prenantes, les Nations unies ne prennent-elles pas le risque de
se décrédibiliser … (encore plus ???)
______________________________ Sh Network

Lifting arms embargo on Somalia rebuffed as
UN monitoring group is given extra six months par Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu 30, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) After
Hours of debate about the worsening situation in the war-ravaged country Somalia,
UN Security Council has finally urged members to abide by preserving the arms
embargo imposed on Somalia in 1992, condemning countries letting flow of weapons
in Somalia. Security Council member states including the United States were
expected to pass a draft resolution to partially ease the arms embargo on
Somalia so that African peacekeepers from the Intergovernmental authority
on Development (IGAD) member states would be deployed in Somalia.

The most anticipated resolution of alleviating
the embargo on Somalia was postponed indefinitely as UN Security Council instead
turned their concentration on a report posted on the internet by UN monitoring
team, which revealed ten countries that breached the arms embargo by supplying
Somalia’s vying sides with weapons and money. Most of the countries
blamed have denied any involvement in arming the transnational government
or the Union of Islamic Courts.

UN monitoring team for Somalia’s arms
embargo has had their work approved by the Security Council and was given
extra six months to proceed their work of preserving the embargo and report
to the Security Council about countries that violate UN resolutions of the
arms embargo on Somalia.

Analysts said if the embargo on Somalia were
lifted, the country would fall back to civil war as famine, starvation and
malnutrition would once again wipe out the civilian population in the Horn
of Africa like early 1990s when US military forces went to Somalia for relief
operations but ended in disaster.

The Islamic Courts leaders who spoke at a
massive rally in the capital Tuesday stated they would invite world Muslims
to come to Somalia and fight alongside the Islamist fighters against the foreign
troops in the country, Ethiopia in particular.

The unanimous resolution by member states
of UN Security Council has called on the weak transitional federal government
based in Baidoa, 250 km southwest of the capital and the Union of Islamic
Courts based in most central and southern parts of the country to go back
to the negotiating table in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for the third round
of peace talks without a delay.

United States assistant secretary of state
for African affairs Jendiya Frazer said the US government campaigned for partially
lifting the arms embargo on Somalia to let peacekeeping forces from East African
states go in Somalia to consolidate the tenuous government. She said the transitional
government lacks military muscles to face the powerful Islamic Courts forces
that sieged the small town of Baidoa headquartered by the government.

Frazer also indicated that US government’s
objective in Somalia was to form a sort a military balance between the Somali
government and the Union of Islamic Courts so that Islamic Courts would not
claim military dominance but rather should yield to peace talks with the government.

Islamic Courts defeated US backed warlords
in deadly battles in which several hundreds of Somali civilians have lost
their lives early June this year and then expanded to most central and southern
provinces in Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu.

The country’s central authority collapsed
in 1991 when tribal warlords ousted former president Siad Barre and then turned
on one another throwing the country into factional clan and sub-clan wars.

28/11/06 (B371) Sh Network / Somalia’s Islamists to invite international Islamists in the country par Aweys Osman Yusuf. Les tribunaux islamiques invitent les musulmans à les rejoindre pour participer à la Guerre contre l’Ethiopie (Info lecteur – En anglais)

Mogadishu
28, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) – A huge rally organized by Somalia’s
Union of Islamic Courts has taken place in Mogadishu, the Somali capital,
where several hundreds of people have assembled to demonstrate against Ethiopian
military intervention.

The
demonstration has taken place at “21 October Square” known as
Tarebunka where rally makers were chanting anti-Ethiopian and American slogans.

Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed,
the Islamic Courts executive council leader and Sheik Yusuf Mohammed Siyad
Indho-Adde, the Courts’ senior security officer, were the senior Islamists
who delivered speeches at the rally, telling the rally makers that time of
war with Ethiopia has come.


Speaking at the rally, Sheik Yusuf Indho-Adde reiterated that Union of Islamic
Courts would invite foreign Islamists to Somalia, if they have to, to fight
with Ethiopian troops in the country.
“If a war begins, we will ask international Islamists (Jihadists) to
come to our country to take part in jihad (holy war) with the enemy once the
arms embargo on Somalia is lifted”, he said.


The Islamic Courts head for education department, Fuad Mohammed Khalf, who
also spoke at the rally, said schools and universities would be closed down
if a war between the Ethiopia and Islamists started. “Hospitals, media
and business places will only be allowed to open”, he said, adding that
students are required to participate in the jihad.

Fears of war have escalated
after the Ethiopian government revealed it had completed preparation for war
with Somalia’s Islamists by deploying larger numbers of fresh Ethiopian
troops in the country.

Islamists have massed
their fighters near the Ethiopian border where both troops are facing off.

Somalia’s Islamists
seized most central and southern of the country, including the capital Mogadishu
where they defeated warlords after fatal battles in which nearly thousand
people lost their lives.

Islamists have accused
the United States government of intending to approve a lift of the arms embargo
on Somalia, alleging that if the sanction were lifted, a war, which will be
regional, would start in Somalia.

27/11/06 (B371) Somalie / Sh Network : Les officiels des tribunaux islamiques appellent les populations d’Abuwaq à se préparer à la Guerre Sainte contre l’Ethiopie. (En anglais – info lecteur)

Islamists
in central Somalia urge people to take part in a Jihad war with Ethiopia

Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu
26, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) – The Union of Islamic Courts senior officers
in central Somalia have today spoken to the civilian population in Abudwaq
where residents have been fleeing since yesterday in fear of war.

Several
hundreds of civilians have participated in huge rally held in the town square
where number of Islamist leaders in Abudwaq has delivered speeches, urging
people to line behind the Union of Islamic Courts.
Sheik Ali Bashir Ahmed Omar, the commander of Islamist fighters in Abudwaq,
has told spectators not to be afraid and take part in what he called the jihad
war against the Ethiopian invaders.

The rally
came after civilians was most scared of a possible war that could explode
between Ethiopian troops and Islamists that are in control of most strategic
areas central and southern Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu.

Islamists
in Abudwaq have also banned the civilian population from taking weapons in
the town, threatening they would take punitive measures based on the Islamic
law against non-Islamists caught with carrying a weapon in the town.

Somalia
has had no government since 1991 when tribal warlords toppled former president
Siad Barre.

24/11/06 (B370) Sh Network – Après de longs mois de silence sur le sujet, un officiel français (Le général commandant les FFDJ) s’exprime (enfin ?) sur la situation dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Et c’est pour émettre des doutes sérieux sur la capacité de ses forces à résister à une attaque terroriste islamiste venant des pays voisins de Djibouti. (En anglais – Info lecteur)

Note
de l’ARDHD : (Scandale à l’Etat-Major de la Grande muette ? )

Un Officier supérieur français déjà battu
moralement ? Vite lançons un appel au secours à MAM, qui va
lui remonter le moral …. !

Et au moins, grâce à lui et à ses propos aventureux, les terroristes éventuels peuvent apprendre qu’il y aurait une zone de faiblesse au sein des forces armées françaises à Djibouti et qu’ils pourraient y tenter leur chance.

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Somalia:
French forces in Djibouti fear terrorist attacks in Horn of Africa
Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu
22, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) –– Michel Ora, the commander of French
forces in the Horn of African country of Djibouti, has voiced concerns that
French forces in Djibouti could face terrorist attacks from the Horn of Africa,
stopping short if there were terrorist elements in Djibouti’s neighboring
country Somalia where Islamists took control of most of the country.

The commander
said the political discord in Somalia could trigger an all out war that would
spread in the entire region, urging the international community to help the
Somali people build their own government that collapsed early 90s.

The French
commander’s remarks came days after the United Nations special envoy
for Somalia had arrived in the country, convincing the interim powerless government
top officials to negotiate with the Union of Islamic Courts.

Peace
talks between the government and Islamists failed early this month as both
negotiating groups could not compromise over conditions they presented before
the talks opened.

The commander
also said they had no reliable data indicating that al- Qaeda elements are
in Somalia.

The United
States however says there are al-Qaeda related elements in Somalia.

21/11/06 (B370) Sh Network / Un Ministre Somalien dément la destruction de véhicules armés éthiopiens et la mort de soldats, mais son assistant reconnaît la présence de troupes éthiopiennes sur place. (Info lecteur)

Somali
minister denies any Ethiopian armored vehicle blasted or soldier killed Par
Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu
20, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) –– Somalia’s interim government
has denied that a number of Ethiopian armored vehicles were blown up and soldiers
killed in an ambush attack on the outskirts of Baidoa, a seat for the government.

Salad
Ali Jelle, assistant minister of defense, has told Shabelle Radio in Mogadishu
that there were no clashes between number of Ethiopian troops with number
of battlewagons and armed residential militiamen in Kansah Omane environs
near Bardale district in southern Somalia.

Ironically,
the Union of Islamic Courts information secretary Abdirahim Ali Mudey, has
stated Bardale residents whom he said were against Ethiopian troops in their
country have blown up two Ethiopian armored vehicles, alleging that residents
have also killed at least 50 soldiers.

The government’s
assistant minister of defense Jelle has vehemently denied that any fighting
against Ethiopians had taken place in southern Somalia, indicating that it
was a propaganda overstated by Islamic Courts.

Somalia
has become a great political challenge for long time rival enemies, Ethiopia
and Eritrea, which fought over borders from 1998 to 2000.
Both countries have been among the ten countries recently mentioned in UN
report that were accused of providing Somalia’s vying parties with various
types of weapons.

International
experts for Somalia’s political challenges say they fear Somalia could
become a proxy war for Ethiopia and Eritrea that are deeply involved in meddling
the country’s exacerbating situations.

Jelle
admitted the presence of thousands of Ethiopian forces in Somalia’s
Bai provincial town of Baidoa where the interim government has remained largely
powerless following its formation in neighboring Kenya in 2004.

“for
the past 16 years Somalia has had no special national forces so the Ethiopians
are here to train our military troops”, he said.

Asked
if the government has ordered the publishing of billions of fake Somali shillings,
Jelle denied the government ordered fake Somali money. “The government
is legitimate. If it had to order publishing Somali shillings, the Somali
parliament has to approve it in majority”.

The minister’s
remarks came as large numbers of Ethiopian troops and armored vehicles had
crossed into the Somali border, passing through Gedo province in Southern
Somalia and then to Baidoa, the government’s temporary headquarter.

19/11/06 (B370) Somalie (Sh Network) Selon une dépêche en Anglais les Tribunaux islamiques auraient l’intention de reconquérir des territoires en Ethiopie et au Kenya avec des troupes formées en partie en Erythrée. La Somalie pourrait devenir un nouveau site d’affrontement entre l’Ethiopie et l’Erythrée. Les Tribunaux islamiques continuent aussi leur offensive contre le Khat.

Somalia’s
Islamists to achieve back Somali provinces under Ethiopia and Kenya control

par Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu
18, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) For the first time the Union of Islamic Courts
has revealed it is tracking down provinces that, it said, belonged to Somalia
but were annexed to neighboring countries, Ethiopia and Kenya.

In an
interview with Shabelle Radio in Mogadishu, the Islamic Courts judiciary leader
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys said the Somali population was one family but was
disenfranchised and disintegrated by former colonizers who, he said, were
still busy splitting up the Somali population that shares one language and
religion.

Sheikh
Aweys
“It is unbelievable that a country population that is like one family
to be divided into 10 parts. As Islamic Courts, we will not accept divisions
and we will gain back the Somali provinces forcefully annexed to Ethiopia
and Kenya”, Aweys said.

Asked
how he would react to the UN repot that accused several Middle Eastern and
African countries of helping Somalia militarily and hundreds of Islamists
that fought along side Hezbollah in the 34 days war with Israel, Aweys said
it was a mistake to find fault with a group or someone for something baseless,
denying Somalia Islamist fighters went to Lebanon to support Hezbollah in
the Lebanon and Israeli war.

There
have been rumors that Islamic Courts sent number of their troops to Eritrea
for training; Aweys, the Islamic Courts founder, stopped short to answer the
question regarding Eritrea and Islamist issue.

UN says
Ethiopia and Eritrea, long time rival enemies that fought their war over borders
from 1998 to 2000, ware involved in helping the opposing parties in Somalia
militarily, showing concerns that Somalia could become a proxy war for the
two countries.

Curfew
has been imposed on the capital following the burning and ban on narcotic
leaf, Khad and demonstrations that followed in which a teenage boy was shot
dead by Islamists.

The
courts did not specify when the curfew would last.

Aweys
said Khad was more dangerous to the society.
“Fighting for the eradication of Khat is more dangerous than the warlords
we evicted from the capital, but we will get rid of it because it destroyed
our economy and massively harmed the discipline of our society”
,
he said.

Islamists
have not only banned Khad but they have banned smoking as well in different
locations of Somalia under their control, imposing fine of S. Sh 7,000,000
($800) on vehicles trying to smuggle Khad into Islamist areas and 500,000
Somali shillings ($40) on the Khad consumer.